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The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack Tworkov

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"I don't mean to nominate Tworkov as the hero of a neo-Balzacian novel in which the artist who stays true to his calling ends up a tragic failure. Nothing could be further from the case. Tworkov, one of the original Abstract Expressionists whose mark on the history of painting is inexpugnable, accomplished a great deal in a long and rich life, not only as an artist but as a teacher and a mensch." Barry Schwabsky, the Nation (read the entire Nation review)

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Jack Tworkov (1900–1982) was a significant figure of the Abstract Expressionist period. A noted painter, he was one of the first group of artists who defined the ideals of the New York School, along with Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, and Franz Kline, among others. This book, the first collection of Tworkovs writings, sheds new light on the lives and studio practices of Tworkov and his colleagues as well as on Tworkovs artistic theories and values.

 

These enlightening and intimate writings—personal journals and letters, teaching notebooks, correspondence with other artists, previously unpublished essays, and published articles—are introduced and annotated by Mira Schor, who provides an informed account of an important artist and thinker. The book is enriched by photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Arnold Newman, and Robert Rauschenberg; family photographs with Hans Hofmann, John Cage, Kline, and others; and reproductions of some of Tworkovs finest work.

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Mira Schor is a painter and author who also teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300141023
Author:
Tworkov, Jack
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Editor:
Schor, Mira
Author:
Schor, Mira
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47 b/w + 15 color illus.
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Product details 512 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300141023 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "I don't mean to nominate Tworkov as the hero of a neo-Balzacian novel in which the artist who stays true to his calling ends up a tragic failure. Nothing could be further from the case. Tworkov, one of the original Abstract Expressionists whose mark on the history of painting is inexpugnable, accomplished a great deal in a long and rich life, not only as an artist but as a teacher and a mensch." (read the entire Nation review)
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